Jul 11, 2008

One Million American Dreams

The UFCW is working together with hundreds of unions and progressive groups, with one goal in mind: to restore the American Dream for every American worker.

The surest way to accomplish that mission is to bring back the force that created the American middle class -- good union jobs that protect workers.

That's why we need the Employee Free Choice Act -- critical legislation that would give more workers a way to form unions, and would form a path back to the American Dream by allowing more workers to negotiate for better wages, health care, and working conditions.

Click the following link to sign the petition to give more workers the freedom to choose a union: www.ufcwforfreechoice.org

We're teaming up with hundreds of unions and progressive groups to launch a massive campaign: One Million Strong for the Employee Free Choice Act.

In 2009, we will have a new President and a new Congress. Our goal is to show them that there are one million people across the country who want to give hardworking families a chance to get ahead.

Why is the Employee Free Choice Act so important? Record numbers of workers feel that the American Dream has slipped out of reach.

Today's workplaces are tilted in favor of lavishly-paid CEOs, who get golden parachutes while middle-class families struggle to get by. The Employee Free Choice Act can restore the balance, giving more workers a chance to join together in unions and get better health care, job security, and benefits -- and an opportunity to pursue their American Dream.

Big Business knows what the Employee Free Choice Act would mean. That's why they are fighting against it with everything they've got. They're pulling out all the stops to protect the status quo -- a rigged system which allows employers to intimidate, harass, and even fire workers who try to form a union. We're not talking about isolated incidents: 30 percent of employers fire pro-union workers during union organizing drives.

It's time our economy worked for everyone again. It's time for Congress to pass the Employee Free Choice Act--and give workers the freedom to choose a union.

Sign your name to the petition and add your voice to this growing movement. Help us meet our goal of one million signatures!

Sign the petition: www.ufcwforfreechoice.org

Together, we can win a chance for every American worker to reach their own American Dream.

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